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European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans fired up his favourite football team with a stirring speech that inspired them to an unlikely and thrilling victory. Roda JC came back from two goals down against NAC Breda to triumph in extra time during their two-leg promotion play-off. That condemned Breda to relegation, while handing Roda promotion… » read more

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The First Vice-President of the European Commission was on a charm offensive in London last week. The UK is not known for its welcoming attitude of EU dignitaries. Undeterred, and armed with a barrage of cultural references, Frans Timmermans braced himself and decided to give it his best shot. He opened with a joke about… » read more

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